Trial Set-up

DLF Pickseed research stations in Ontario are home to over 4000 forage plots. Each plot in a trial is three feet wide by seventeen feet long. Each plot represents 1/1000th of an acre. There are 4 randomized replications of all varieties within each trial.


DLF Pickseed tests against current products, competitor check and experimental varieties. Each trial runs for three production years. 


Legume trials are harvested three to four times per season. Grass trials are harvested two to three times per season at the appropriate maturities. We harvest using our new RCI Engineering 36A Forage harvester.